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Our Team

At Silverberg Group we believe that a talented and dedicated staff is what truly sets us apart from other advisors. We are proud to present our team and give you a chance to get to know us a little better!

Allan Friesen, CEBS, CHRP


  • Married to Carola, horse rider / trainer extraordinaire
  • One of eleven Albertans who are fellows of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists
  • Instructor for the Canadian Firearm Safety Course / active handgun shooter
  • Has a man-crush on Elon Musk and owns a Tesla that he won’t stop talking about
  • Loves signing and will sing to anyone that will listen
  • Published his 1st book “Success in my sights” in 2014
  • Volunteers so much that we are convinced he doesn’t sleep

Connie-Marie Riedlhuber

Group Benefits Support

  • providing group benefits support to Silverberg clients since early 2017
  • expertise lies in forging strong client relationships and life coaching
  • background in career, financial, disability and family coaching
  • passion for helping individuals manage better within the workplace, personally and in their families

Vanessa Amos

Account Manager

  • Originally from windy Pincher Creek, Alberta
  • Graduated from the Medicine Hat College with a Financial Planning & Services Diploma
  • Loves to find answers to unusual benefit coverage questions or HR dilemmas
  • Vanessa is a mom to an energetic boy that amplifies her, and her husband’s need for coffee
  • Vanessa is involved in her neighbourhood’s association and the Canadian Parents for French local board
  • Vanessa is interested in learning new things; currently attempting to learn a second language and growing her motorcycle riding skills and collection

Scott Silverberg, BA, CFP


  • founder of Silverberg Group in 1996
  • previously with a Major Canadian Insurer since 1992
  • expertise lies in plan strategy, funding models, ongoing effectiveness and efficiencies
  • local and board involvement with EO (Entrepreneurs Organization), YPO (Young Presidents Organization), CAFÉ (Canadian Association of Family Enterprise) and The Calgary Golf and Country Club
  • loves golfing and spending time with his family!

Ryan Thomsen, BMgt

Group Benefits Analyst

  • Joined Silverberg Group in 2019 to provide administrative support to the account manager and sales team
  • Studied at Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge, receiving a Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management Degree majoring in Finance in 2016
  • Worked his way through school polishing his talents as a Bartender. Enjoys preparing delicious cocktails for friends and family!
  • Excited to flex his strong computer, technical analyst, and other skills in the Lethbridge office
  • Active high school, college, and university Basketball official with the Southern Alberta Basketball Officials Association

Doug K. Silverberg, BA


  • partner of Silverberg Group since 1996
  • specializes in applying creative and unique employee benefits solutions to businesses all across Western Canada
  • Doug’s strong vision and leadership has provided Silverberg Group with the resources to establish themselves as a premium employee benefit advisor
  • although he loves to golf, hunt, fish and enjoy the great outdoors; his family is what comes first!

Paul Ingram, CA


  • proud to be part of the Silverberg Team, where we help Western Canada’s employees take care of themselves and their families
  • born and raised Albertan and a sports enthusiast
  • committed to four “F’s”:  Family, Friendship, Fitness and Future
  • currently serving on three Boards:  Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and Royal Alexander Hospital Foundation (Audit and Finance)

Kimberley D. Silverberg, LLB

General Counsel

  • completed her Bachelor of Law at the University of Alberta and became an associate and partner at Bryan & Company
  • became general counsel at Silverberg Group in 2004
  • supports many local charities; sat on the board of directors for eight years at ABC Head Start and is also a Big Sister
  • loves to golf, watch her kids dance, play hockey, ringette and basketball
  • enjoys spending time in the summer at the Shuswap!

Alex Wood

Group Benefits Consultant

  • Proud to have joined the Silverberg Group in 2017
  • 9 years of experience within the sales department of a large insurance company
  • Leverages technical knowledge of insurance carrier renewal processes to ensure benefit plan rates are fair and balanced
  • Licensed in Life & Accident and Sickness Insurance
  • Avid soccer fan when not enjoying the river valley with his wife and two dogs

Angela Kay


  • proud to be with Silverberg Group since 2011
  • responsible for the Financial and Operating systems of the organization
  • huge hockey fan, especially the Edmonton Oilers
  • enjoys time at her county home with family

Ann O’Neill

Account Manager

  • joined the Silverberg Group team in 2007
  • Over 11 years of experience in all aspects of employee group benefits, including marketing and implementing new groups
  • specializes in client inquiries, problem solving and plan improvements
  • avid runner and fitness enthusiast, has completed numerous half marathons over the years!

Barb Huculak, BA, GBA

Group Benefits Consultant

  • Pleased to have joined the Silverberg team in 2017, bringing 12 years of experience in Group benefits, specializing in large market clients
  • Believes a clear understanding of an organization’s compensation and benefits philosophy enables her to develop well-suited recommendations relating to plan design, cost-benefit analysis, marketing, and plan implementation
  • Has earned her Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation and continues to work towards the full CEBS designation. Licensed in Life and Accident & Sickness since 2006
  • Enjoys fitness challenges of all kinds, travel adventure off the beaten path, and finding new music. Doing any of these with her university age daughter make them even better!

Brenda Mcdonald

Senior Technical Analyst

  • has many years of experience in the industry in various dynamic roles
  • licensed in Life & Accident and Sickness Insurance since 1987
  • specializes in the development of multi-faceted renewal reports, claims analysis and marketing reviews
  • enjoys skiing, whitewater rafting, rodeos, watching car and drag racing and gardening
  • completed her second tandem skydive this past December!

Carly Porter, BSc

Group Benefits Analyst

  • Joined Silverberg Group in 2018 after staying home for several years with her two boys
  • Earned a science degree with specialization in molecular genetics from U of A in 2005
  • Over 10 years of skills and knowledge built with a group insurance carrier in a management role
  • Excels at information analysis and priority management
  • Loves yoga, sewing and time outdoors especially with her boys and husband

Debbie Blair

Group Benefits Analyst

  • has been part of the Silverberg team since 2013 and has just taken on her new role as a Junior Benefit Analyst
  • work focuses primarily on the execution and development of client reports and renewals
  • has already proven herself an asset to the Silverberg team through her keen communication skills and strong work ethic
  • Deb is an awesome mother to her two, almost teenage children and loves to stay active!

Dustin Reddon

Account Manager

  • close to 10 years of experience in all aspects of employee group benefits
  • specializes in plan improvement as well as the managing, marketing and implementation of benefit programs
  • high level problem solver,  who responds to client inquiries and is a key point of contact with your administrators
  • Dustin is also the proud father of two, and a sports fanatic!


Jason Malloy

Business Development

  • joined Silverberg Group in 2013
  • successful in reaching out to business owners and executives to build outstanding relationships
  • focusing on privately owned businesses throughout Alberta, uses a respectful and straightforward approach to setting meaningful discussions with business leaders
  • licensed in Life & Accident and Sickness Insurance
  • enjoys the outdoors and travelling, he is also a passionate sports fan – especially football!

Jarryd Csuti

Marketing Specialist

  • joined Silverberg Group in 2013
  • loves to connect people with Silverberg Group
  • expertise lies in marketing, content management, graphic design and event coordination
  • devoted hockey fan, ball hockey and tennis player; bogey golfer
  • enjoys travelling and spending time outdoors

Jo-Anne Johnson, GBA

Senior Account Manager

  • joined the Silverberg Group in 2006
  • 18 years of group benefits experience including ten years with an international consulting firm
  • expertise lies in technical analysis, coupled with a passion for delivering exceptional customer service and establishing partnerships tailored to each client’s unique needs
  • Jo is the proud mother of two sons and loves traveling, attending music festivals, red wine and chocolate

Kimberlee Cleary

Group Benefits Consultant

  • Over 15 years in the Insurance Industry, primarily spent within the business development teams on the provider/carrier end
  • Takes pride and loves servicing group benefit clients of all sizes, including National size accounts with International/U.S. based head office administration
  • Scored her Television Broadcasting Degree with honours from NAIT with special focus on News/Sports
  • Passionate about all things hockey. Lifetime fan of the Edmonton Oilers. Favourite all time player is Mario Lemieux.
  • Enjoys cuddles with her family of seven (including the fur children too!): two pups, a cat, two kids and loving husband
  • Loves Hawaii and checking out the different islands

Matt Fraser

Group Benefits Consultant

  • started with Silverberg Group in 2003 and has spent the last 12 years developing strong business relationships across Alberta
  • expertise lies in guiding key decision makers so they can make the right decisions in less time
  • always looking to share ideas and resources!
  • enjoys golfing, the outdoors and self development

Shannon Darvill, BCom, GBA

Group Benefits Consultant & Communications

  • joined the team in 2018
  • 15+ years of experience in the group benefits industry including broad and diverse roles with insurers, consulting firms and employers
  • communication and marketing background within the industry
  • extensive experience with renewal and underwriting procedures, negotiations, client management, public speaking and business development
  • certified meditation instructor and one triathlon under her belt; also passionate about supporting the arts

Paul Ingram, CA


  • proud to be part of the Silverberg Team, where we help Western Canada’s employees take care of themselves and their families
  • born and raised Albertan and a sports enthusiast
  • committed to four “F’s”:  Family, Friendship, Fitness and Future
  • currently serving on three Boards:  Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and Royal Alexander Hospital Foundation (Audit and Finance)

Anita Fox, BA, CEBS (Econ)

Senior Account Manager

  • began her career as a group insurance underwriter for a top insurance company, shifted towards Compensation & Benefits while working with Oil & gas Companies, affording her the experience to establish herself as an Advisor/Consultant at Silverberg Group since 2009!
  • expertise within mergers & acquisition, disability management, implementing corporate policy and administration of employee benefits
  • exceptional customer service and attention to detail
  • highly competitive and driven towards success with a lively sense of humor

Colleen McLaughlin

Account Manager

  •  joined the Silverberg Group team in 2010
  • 39 years of group benefits experience including 18 years with D.A. Adamson & Associates Limited and 11 years with Morneau Shepell as an Account Manager
  • expertise lies in management and servicing of Group Employee Benefit Plans
  • enjoys golfing, hiking and scrapbooking
  • supports the “Walk-In Closet” charity!

Keith Glenday, BMgt

Group Benefits Consultant

  • joined Silverberg group out of University in 2008
  • enjoys connecting with people and helping others succeed
  • expertise lies in sharing industry leading ideas to help companies get the highest performance out of their employee benefits plan
  • loves golfing, snowboarding, sailing and traveling
  • volunteer squash mentor for up and coming juniors, loves working with kids and helping them grow